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Real life is…

This is real life… “Stop making me crazy and do what you need to do please.” “Don’t tell me what to do Miss!” “I’m not fighting with you. “ (Yet, here we are arguing). “I’m not your mother and I refuse to be yelled at like I am.” “I know you are not my mother.…

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Glittery Snowflake Craft

New Rocky Parenting writer, Jolene Timm shares a simple idea for a holiday craft with kids today!   I love the holiday season for so many reasons.  But one of my favorite parts about this time of the year is making fun crafts to fill our house with holiday cheer.  Now that I have a…

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Among A Worthwhile Wreckage

Years of mentoring parents-to-be in childbirth classes has made it obvious that there is a veil between what we think we are preparing for and what actually happens in the liminal spaces between this and that. Between preparing to do the work, and actually having to crawl on our knees in the muck through a…

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It’s Real Life, and It’s Rocky

I’m a fantastic mom on Facebook. I repost articles with parenting tips I’m trying, share hilarious quotes from my kids, and post pictures of the hands-on projects we complete. I’m always smiling, patient, energetic, and very Martha Stewart. Then, after reading this Scary Mommy post that went viral last month, I realized that I’m not…